Getting to Val Gardena
Bolzano airport is just 50kms from Selva so transfers to the Val Gardena ski resorts can take less than an hour, but Bolzano is serviced by very few international airlines. The nearest practical airport for Selva, Santa Cristina and Ortisei is therefore Innsbruck in Austria which is less than 2 hours’ drive away. Verona is the most convenient Italian airport.
Nearest Airports to Val Gardena (Selva, S.Cristina, Ortisei)
Distances and drive time estimates are for Selva di Gardena at the head of the Val Gardena valley, assuming good traffic conditions. The journey from the airport to Santa Cristina is typically 5 to 10 minutes shorter, and to Ortisei it’s 10 to 15 minutes shorter.
Bolzano 50kms / about 55 mins drive time
Innsbruck 123 km / about 1 hour 50 mins drive time
Verona 195 km / about 2 hours 15 mins drive
Treviso (Venice-Treviso) – 174km / about 3 hours drive time
Venice (Marco Polo Airport) 185 km / about 3 hours 10 mins drive time
Airport Transfers to Selva, S.Cristina, and Ortisei
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Getting to Val Gardena by Rail
Bolzano or Bressanone are the nearest train stations. From Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium, there are good IC and EC connections via Munich, Innsbruck, Brennero to Bressanone or Bolzano. Buses, approximately hourly, run from Bressanone and Bolzano to Val Gardena. Or you could take a taxi – you can book one online in advance through Ski-Lifts.
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Driving Directions for Val Gardena (Selva, S.Cristina, Ortisei)
Val Gardena can be reached using the Brenner Motorway (A 22).
Coming from the north, follow the route Innsbruck – Brennero – Chiusa. Coming from south, follow Verona – Trento – Bolzano. Take the Chiusa/Val Gardena exit. Ortisei is approximately 20 minutes from the autoroute, with S. Cristina and Selva a few minutes further.
Maps and SatNavs may use the German or even Ladin names for the ski resorts, as will most locals if you stop to ask directions, so remember Selva is also known as Wolkenstein; Santa Cristina is also called Sankt Christina; and Ortisei is also known as Sankt Ulrich or Urtijëi. The whole Val Gardena valley is also called Gröden in German and Gherdëina in Ladin.